Open Educational Resources (OER)

Dr. Antija Allen, PACE Faculty Fellow compiled these resources. Please contact Dr. Allen for OER Search or Adoption assistance.

Opportunities for faculty!

Faculty can earn money and swag (for themselves and their students) for adopting or customizing/creating an OER!

TBR Celebration of Open Education Week: March 1 through 5

Join Tennessee’s Textbook Affordability Task Force for sessions all week, March 1 through 5! See the Open Education Week flyer with registration links! Eight different community college OER projects (Pellissippi included!) will be featured on Thursday, March 5th! Register now for the community college OER session!

Understanding Licenses

Creative Commons Licenses

This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials. See an example of a Creative Commons license with attribution on this Sociology textbook (scroll to the bottom).

Selection and Evaluation


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

OER and Distance Learning

OER and Online Learning: Faculty Quick-Start Guide

OER Repositories

In addition to the searchable repositories below, here’s a 49 page listing of OER sources on the internet.

Discipline Specific OERs

If you use OERs in your course, consider adding some course evaluation questions about your OER usage. Here are suggested course evaluation questions regarding OER usage.


Principles of Management OER Textbook


African American Literature


Other English OERs

88 Open Essays: A Reader for Students of Componsition & Rhetoric


Interactive concept cartoons covering different microbiology labs.




Other Nursing resources


PSYC 1030


Introduction to Sociology 2e textbook and resources

OER Contests / Competitions / Grants

For Students

The IEEE Computer Society Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), in honor of the Computer Society’s 75th anniversary, is announcing COMPSAC’s first Annual Student OER Contest and invites undergraduate college/university student submissions. April 1, 2021 submission deadline.

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